The Iranian border security officials at Pak-Iran border. — File Photo by AFP

QUETTA: Eleven illegal immigrants were reportedly killed on Friday in a firing incident in Pothan area, near Pakistan-Iran border and some 80 kilometres northwest of Gwadar.

Balochistan Home Secretary told Dawn that special teams had been dispatched for confirmation of the incident.

Reports suggested that the illegal immigrants included Tajiks, Uzbeks and Pakistanis, and they wanted to cross the border through illegal channels when they were fired upon by unknown persons.

Earlier this year, 11 such immigrants were killed by unknown armed men while they wanted to cross the Iranian border through illegal channels.

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syed baqar ahsan
December 22, 2012 5:19 am
un known persons are watching whose interest,every day a strange phenomena emerge in Pakistan and everybody remains confused,are we all are friends or foe
Husain Jan
December 22, 2012 6:57 am
Iran is faced with many problems of severe nature. The illegal crossings into Iran from our side is also of serious nature as some of them can be suspect of entering Iran with sinister motives of disturbing the peace of this brotherly Islamic country. Our boarder forces need to be more vigilant to stop illegal immigrants from either side of the boarder.
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